Sgt. Charles Tesser's WWII Signal Corps Photos
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on November 8, 2018
Updated on July 27, 2022
The first time Lewis Tesser saw the collection of photographs his father, Sgt. Charles Tesser, took during World World II as a Signal Corps photographer for the U.S. Army, it was the 1960s and he was just a teenager. Fifty years later, he found the photos again, shortly after his father’s death in 2004. In this year’s edition of New York Super Lawyers magazine, we featured the story of how Tesser turned those photos into a book, In The Thick of Things. In honor of Veterans Day, we asked Tesser, a business litigation attorney at Tesser Ryan & Rochman, to pick a few of his favorites to feature in the images below. They’re presented with his father’s original captions from 1944 and 1945.